Law and Order
"Judge Dread"
L&O, Episode 11.23
Production number: E1327
First aired: 23 May 2001
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Written By
Aaron Zelman & Richard Sweren

Directed By
David Platt


An assault on a tough judge leads Briscoe and Green on a wild goose chase to track down the instigator. When the apparent culprit is found, Carmichael and McCoy have a difficult time making a case.


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Recurring cast

Guest cast



No. I want to answer that. This isn't a popularity contest. If the defendants liked me, Ms. Melnick, I wouldn't be doing my job.

–Judge Linda Karlin

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Home of
Mr. & Mrs. John Karlin
Forest Hills, Queens
Wednesday, March 15

Office of
Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
Thursday, March 16

The Tar Pit Tavern
Lodi, New Jersey
Thursday, March 16

4 5 6

Riker's Island
Correctional Facility
Monday, March 20

New York State College
Tuition Program
Monday, March 20

Office of
Danielle Melnick
408 Park Avenue
Wednesday, March 29

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Office of
Deputy Warden Harris
Riker's Island
Friday, March 31

Supreme Court
Trial Part 81
Tuesday, May 23

Riker's Island
Correctional Facility
Friday, May 26

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